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CALRG Conference 2023: Call for Papers

46th Computers and Learning Research Group Annual (Online) Conference: Call for Papers

** Submission deadline 24 May 2023 **

 We invite submissions for the 46th annual conference of the Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG), to be held during 28, 29 and 30 June 2023. The conference will be held online, is open to all and free of charge.

CALRG is based in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET), The Open University (UK) and is one of the UK‘s leading research groups on the use of technologies in education. CALRG’s annual conference provides a forum for members, as well as other researchers and practitioners in the field, to present their work. We particularly encourage research students to submit proposals for the doctoral consortium and participate in the conference.

We invite proposals for our 2023 conference on a broad range of topics, including:

  • Hybrid learning
  • AI, ChatGPT and education
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • Accessible online learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Effective designing for learning and learner experiences
  • Citizen science and public engagement
  • Learning analytics
  • Openness in education
  • Game-based learning
  • Professional learning
  • Widening access and participation in education with technology

 Submission Types

Type 1: Full presentation

Full presentations are designed for work that is mature or in the final stages of analysis.

To help showcase IET’s current work, we anticipate that all academic research projects will submit a proposal, where possible. We also welcome submissions from projects in openTEL, the wider university and beyond.

Full presentations will be allotted approx. 25-30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Abstracts should be 250-300 words.

Type 2: Doctoral consortium

The CALRG conference’s doctoral consortium provides a supportive environment for PhD and EdD candidates to showcase their work. The doctoral consortium will feature a panel of experienced experts to provide guidance and encouragement.

Doctoral consortium sessions are allocated 30 minutes total. Presenters can decide how best to use the time and the ratio of feedback to presentation. Abstracts should be 250-300 words.

Type 3: Innovative / Wildcard

If you have a session idea that doesn’t fit into the full presentation or doctoral consortium format, we welcome your proposal! Abstracts should be 250-300 words.

Submission Guidance

  • Accepted abstracts for all submission types will be made available online.
  • With presenter permission, we will record conference sessions and release edited versions of these on IET’s YouTube channel.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is 12.00 noon (BST) on Wednesday 24 May 2023.
  • Submit your abstract to CALRG.
  • Following review, we will be in touch during w/c 5 June 2023 regarding your submission outcome.

Contacts and further information

The CALRG Conference 2023 organising team is: Hannah Clarkson, Fereshte Goshtasbpour, Kylie Matthews, Beck Pitt, Eileen Scanlon and the IET-Research team.